Located in the Bellary district of the state of Karnataka, Hospet is quite a small town that rests peacefully on the Tungabhadra river banks. A little over 300 Km from Bangalore, this place has become a significant tourist sport. Sometimes also referred to as the gateway to the place called Hampi, Hospet is very well known for the mass production of steel and iron ore.
There are a number of tourist destinations including Harihara, Virupaksha temple, Hampi, and Chitradurga. A lot of tourists and travellers are attracted to the city because of the architectural significance of its temples. You can also take the tour of several steel mills and iron mines in and around the area.
This medieval town was established somewhere around the start of the 16th century by Krishna Deva Raya. The initial name of the city was Nagalapura and the people were called Hosa Pete, which means residents of the New City. In the 20th century, the massive Tungabhadra Dam was built quite close to Hospet. The Japanese style park at the heels of the damn attracts many tourists and locals.
A number of temples and monuments have made this town one of the significant tourist attractions of Karnataka. The best time to visit Hospet is between September and February.